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released in 1990, he finally stood for election, took power in 1994, and his deputy president was f.w. de klerk. they did share the nobel prize as you mentioned and the hallmark of his tenure, he established a board of inquiry to look into past atrocities that had been done. what was it called? the truth and reconciliation commission. that's what it was all about. south africa had the economy, has the economy that is the greatest economic engine on the african continent and nelson n mandela did not dismantle that economy, he did not force the kind of redistribution of wealth at a pace in which his supporters wanted it to happen, he said now it's time for us to build, not to function as a revolution anymore. >> thanks, john harwood. we appreciate it. now, we are joined on the phone by robert johnson, who is a cnbc contributor, founder of the rlj and former chairman of b.e.t., old friend of mine. robert, you met nelson mandela many times, okay. how many times did you meet him, what are your thoughts tonight as he passes away? >> yeah, i had the great and humbling pleasure of meeting
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
party a tremendous opportunity for next year's mid term election, but you know what? sometimes the republicans are their own worst enemies. let's welcome former republican senator from texas kay bailey hutch chin son. as always, great to see you. i wasn't necessarily referring to you, i was referring to the generic republicans, but here's a point. judiciary committee in the house yesterday reported on by dan millback from the washington post, whispering or spoken word about impeachment. we're going to impeach. i have to listen. steve king, doug collins, blake farenhold, steve stockhold. they're talking about impeaching president obama because they don't like syria and they don't like obama care. i'm thinking that would be the nuttiest, dumbest idea at this point that's possible. what's your take? >> i think that diverts attention from the real issues that every american that has had insurance and that has had a letter from their insurance company canceling that insurance or the people who are really suffering, that's the need that we need to address. >> so you -- talking about it's
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
. you can bet this will be the number one issue of the 2014 elections and beyond. >>> as we begin the holiday season, we pay extra attention to pope francis' criticism of capitalism. his apparent view that the state will solve the problems of poverty, not the market. i must say, with the greatest of humility as a devout catholic, i completely disagree with his holiness. all those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we're here live, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. new obama care enrollment numbers out. there are still glitches everywhere apparently. steve handelsman joins us with the details. >> reporter: the website's better but it doesn't mean it's good. the nbc news estimate is that 100,000 americans in november signed up for coverage using healthcare.gov. that's a much better number than in october. but it's way worse than what a dozen or so state exchanges have signed up. today administration sources said by 5:30 p.m. eastern time, the site had 750,000 visits. i
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participants but for the whole bloody election in november 2014. that's where we're going. >> if that happens. that's the big if. if companies, major companies that have been bearing the cost of health insurance at their volition since, you know, world war i, decide that this is somehow in their interest to start kicking offer their employees -- >> world war ii. >> exactly. world war ii, start kicking off their employees because they want to cut savings, they are going realize if they are working for a newspaper, their staff -- >> larry, i have to say, identify talked to small business owners who say that just paying the fine will more than soak up their profit margin opinion they will have to close their doors, lay everybody off. they are cutting back hours. paying the fine is way too much for them. they can't possibly afford this. >> i have to get out. very good discussion. i think the real winner is this guy zients. i think if obama had him around whatever three, four, six, 12, i don't know 36 months ago he would have been in better shape today than so. mark, grace, appreciate it.